January 2009 Entries
CBNNews.com - There are uniformed soldiers everywhere around this dusty border town on the shores of Lake Kivu. But it's not like it once was.
America's new president is such a cause for celebration here in Ethiopia that the national airline has just announced a special airfare sale in honor of Barack Obama:
The Somali pirates that hijacked the M/V Sirius Star received a 3 million dollar ransom last week, after holding the ship and its crew hostage for nearly two months. The ransom was delivered to the ship by parachute - a small plane flew over the mammoth vessel and airdropped it. The pirates, for their part, immediately began fighting among themselves over the booty.
You don't hear much about U.S. Navy warships patrolling in the Arabian sea, partly because it's almost impossible to get an embed with them - I know, I'm on a six-month waiting list to do just that.